Marshall, who is now playing for his fourth different team, spoke about his desire to win in New York and that he has no intentions of playing for any other organization to finish out his career.
"I'm only going to play a couple of more years. I'm not not going to be one of those guys where you have to rip the jersey off my back," Marshall said. "I have other things I want to do. Before I leave, I want to be a winner. I will be a winner. I want to do that right here. I'm never going to play for another team."
He went on to stress the importance of the offense gelling together during camp.
"If we do that, we’ll bridge the gap with all the other successful offenses out there," Marshall said. "Right now, we have to make a huge jump in this camp to get where we need to be if we want to compete."
A lot has been made that Marshall might be the missing piece to solidify the Jets offense. But Marshall feels that pressure lies on the shoulders of QB Geno Smith to utilize all of the weapons around him.
"It’s on Geno," he said. "It’s on him to take advantage of the opportunity of having [Eric] Decker, [Jeremy] Kerley, the offensive line, the Four Horsemen at the running-back position. It’s on him, No. 1. It’s on us, too. It's not just a one-man show. We have to be able to support him, we have to be able to support each other.
Marshall, 31, was traded to the Jets along with a seventh-round draft pick from the Bears in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft. Last season he had 61 receptions for 721 yards. Both of which were his lowest career totals since his rookie season in 2006.
Brandon Marshall is holding firm on his desire to play out his days in New York, which is endearing. As Marshall noted, for the Jets to win in New York a lot of it could come down to Geno and his play for the team this season. As Todd Bowles said the other day, his goal is not to finish 8-8 with this team and so if he feels like he needs to make the change at quarterback early then that would make sense. Geno has to have a great August and September to cement his role this season with this team and to thus help the team be relevant in the playoff picture.